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Lake County Poet Laureate Program

Picture of Jim Steele, Lake County Florida's Poet Laureate

Lake County's Poet Laureate
Name: Jim Steele
Term: July 2022 - April 2024
City: Howey-in-the-Hills

Jim Steele is a retired government employee and has been writing poetry since college. His work appears in many publications and literary journals. In addition, he has authored six books of poetry and although he has won various poetry contests, his primary focus is to promote poetry, especially through social media. A longtime advocate of new authors, his efforts have resulted in more than a dozen new books from previously unpublished authors. He recently initiated the publication of a second anthology of children’s authors in his town. His seventh book of poetry, Nightstand Notes will be published in December ’22.

For more information, contact:
Scott N. Amey
Library Assistant II
SAmey@mylakelibrary.org
East Lake Mini Library
352-383-9980